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Power County, Idaho

US county information
NamePower County
SeatAmerican Falls
Largest cityAmerican Falls
US Area
Total Area1442.60 sq mi (3736.3 km2)
Land Area1405.57 sq mi (3640.4 km2)
Water Area37.03 sq mi (95.9 km2)
Population7538 (2000)
Density2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Named forearly power plant
at the American Falls
Time zoneMountain
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6: -7/-6

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Power County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 7,538 (2008 estimate: 7,683).

Power County is part of the Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Bannock and Power counties. The county seat and largest city is American Falls .

Power County was created by the Idaho Legislature on January 30, 1913, by a partition of Cassia County. It is named for an early hydroelectric power plant (1902) at the American Falls.

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